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Pickups vs Sedans #5422448 05/06/20 09:04 AM
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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/arti...nger-cars-in-u-s-for-the-first-time-ever

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Pickup Trucks Outsell Sedans in U.S. for the First Time Ever

... Pickups beat cars by more than 17,000 units in April, according to market researcher Autodata Corp.....It’s a remarkable turn of events for an industry that’s long been reliant on trucks as cash cows, but never to this degree. Just five years ago, cars outsold pickups by more than half a million units in a single month.

There are a few factors contributing to the development. Detroit’s deliveries -- pickups and otherwise -- are concentrated more so in middle America than the coastal states that introduced some of the earliest and most aggressive shutdown orders. Trucks also were bolstered by 0% financing offers, some of which stretched loans out for as long as seven years, Joe Spak, an RBC Capital Markets analyst, wrote in a report.....

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Oh yeah, I'm sure current gas prices have nothing to do with it. smile

Besides, sedans have been selling very poorly in the US in recent years, so it didn't take much to beat their numbers. It's hard to sell sedans if you don't make them in the first place.


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Re: Pickups vs Sedans [Re: SubLGT] #5422475 05/06/20 09:26 AM
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I'm sure it is an old news by now...


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Re: Pickups vs Sedans [Re: SubLGT] #5422480 05/06/20 09:29 AM
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Pickups are a trendy choice for many. Can't be seen driving yesterday's choice, otherwise folks will think you aren't smart enough to keep up with current trends.

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Originally Posted by SubLGT
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/arti...nger-cars-in-u-s-for-the-first-time-ever

There are a few factors contributing to the development. Detroit’s deliveries -- pickups and otherwise -- are concentrated more so in middle America than the coastal states that introduced some of the earliest and most aggressive shutdown orders. Trucks also were bolstered by 0% financing offers, some of which stretched loans out for as long as seven years, Joe Spak, an RBC Capital Markets analyst, wrote in a report.....
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Well, guessing I’m not in a coastal state … hurricanes think otherwise. There are folks down here that turned to an LT/SUV for the added ride height following so much high water.
Another thing is the builders have been successful in making the fancy interior icing on the cake for the versatile 4 door units. I know a couple with two kids who only own an LT and a Jeep. Not that uncommon anymore.

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If you like trucks more power to you. Me, I'd take a Raptor or an SRT-10, but that's it.

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Re: Pickups vs Sedans [Re: MCompact] #5422515 05/06/20 10:07 AM
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Saw a guy in a Raptor get hang time over raised railroad tracks yesterday …
looked like he’d done that before 🦅

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my preference is single cab and long bed like the original Dakota. RIP

Re: Pickups vs Sedans [Re: ragtoplvr] #5422523 05/06/20 10:15 AM
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Single cabs going long bed (my 2018 was last year for a shorter bed with GM) and pretty much WT series …
Makes sense considering the current market (or what was such).

Re: Pickups vs Sedans [Re: Quattro Pete] #5422528 05/06/20 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Quattro Pete
Besides, sedans have been selling very poorly in the US in recent years, so it didn't take much to beat their numbers. It's hard to sell sedans if you don't make them in the first place.

Pretty much. I wouldn't have guessed it 20 years ago, but things certainly changed once they added a second set of doors and shortened the bed. Dunno about others but I've always considered my 4 door truck to be just a modern station wagon. Jack of all trades, master of none.


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My current truck has the 6.5 foot bed and is an extended cab. If I was buying today it would be four full doors and either 6.5 or 5.5. I have a 5x8 trailer for yard equipment and a 16 foot trailer for vehicles and farm equipment. I really could get by with a full size suv I'd just have to use the small trailer more often.

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Originally Posted by Quattro Pete
Oh yeah, I'm sure current gas prices have nothing to do with it. smile
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Exactly. And these same people will be crying when oil hits $100/bbl again.


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Re: Pickups vs Sedans [Re: SubLGT] #5422549 05/06/20 10:55 AM
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I don't think this is significant in the long run, car sales plummeted last month because there hasn't been as much need for people to buy a commuter car, truck sales remained similar because people still need them to do work.

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Depends what your needs are.. don't buy a pickup based on current cheaper fuel prices and especially the want to impress or fit in with the pickup crowd.

I find it more cost effective to rent a pickup from uhaul, depot or lowes for a few hours if I need access to one.

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Hasn't Ford sold about about 10x more F150's than many of their other vehicles for decades now?

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